15 days in Scenic Rim, Gold Coast & Mooloolaba Itinerary

15 days in Scenic Rim, Gold Coast & Mooloolaba Itinerary

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Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
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Beechmont
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
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Tamborine Mountain

On the 17th (Sat), do a tasting at Witches Falls Winery, indulge your taste buds at Cork 'n Fork Tours, and then glide through the air with Sky Sports Canungra. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, stop by The Treat Shop, then relax and rejuvenate at Blissage Day Spa, and finally trek along Witches Falls Walking Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamborine Mountain online day trip planner.

Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beechmont.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Wineries · Tours · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Beechmont

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Red Rattlers Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah. Get out of town with these interesting Beechmont side-trips: O'Reillys Birds of Prey (in Lamington National Park), Darlington Park (in Darlington) and Buck's Farm (in Chillingham).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beechmont travel planner.

You can drive from Tamborine Mountain to Beechmont in an hour. In October in Beechmont, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Beechmont

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

5
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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Gallery of Modern Art. You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane), You and Bamboo (in Bogangar) and Sundive Byron Bay (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beechmont to Gold Coast takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

5
nights
Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses. Get some cultural insight at Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours and Downtown Caloundra. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Eumundi (Artisans Gallery & Berkelouw Book Barn) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, and explore the galleries of Seaview Art Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba day trip planning site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Scenic Rim travel guide

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Caves · Entertainment Centers · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Scenic Rim is an aptly named natural phenomenon that straddles Queensland and New South Wales, known as the Great Dividing Range. Some of the land, such as Cunninghams Gap, is well-developed to receive visitors, while other spots are privately owned agricultural areas and villages. However, most of the rim is made up of protected areas. The Scenic Rim is home to 14 national parks. The best hiking trails, camping, and views are along the semicircle ridge of mountain ranges.